Am I Pretty? The Trouble with Online Comments

Photo Credit: Jens Schott Knudsen // @jensschott

By Sara Knutson

Although it’s been a trend for years, I was introduced just this week to the continuing string of “Am I Pretty?” videos being posted by teens and preteens on YouTube. Now I can’t look away.

In a typical video, a totally normal-looking 13- or 15-year-old peers into her webcam and confesses that while people at school regularly shun…

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